Episode #3034

Piano and Percussion

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Friday, April 22, 2011

For this New Sounds, take in some music made by the piano, (technically a percussion instrument), with and without additional percussion and sometimes processing, as in "White Bone Country" by Australian-born, New York-based Andrew Byrne.  There's also music by Irish composer Roger Doyle, who uses piano and processing in a piece called "Cool Steel Army."  Then we'll listen to Dave King's drumming AND piano-playing from his solo record, "Indelicate."  Plus, hear piano music from Wayne Horvitz and Robin Holcomb.   

PROGRAM # 3034, Piano and Percussion (First aired on Fri., 02/05/10)





Wayne Horvitz (& Robin Holcomb)

Solo Piano

Buttermilk Hill [5:47]

Songlines SA1550

Andrew Byrne

White Bone Country

White Bone Country: Part I Desert Terrain - for processed piano and percussion [5:29]
Part III Desert Weather - for piano inside and out [3:02]
Part III Desert Weather - for piano and crotales and glockenspiel [3:17]

New World Records 80696

Dave King


Arts High Boogie [4:02]

Sunnyside 1229

Roger Doyle

Cool Steel Army

Cool Steel Army [12:16]

Psychonavigation PSY 028 OR

Dave King


I Want to Feel Good [3:00]

See above.

Robin Holcomb (& Wayne Horvitz)

Solo Piano

Before the Comet Comes [13:14]

See above.

Jack Body composer New Zealand

New Music from New Zealand (Weekly Podcast)

New Zealand-based Jack Body has written electroacoustic compositions using field recordings from Indonesia (and has also written for the Kronos Quartet.)  We’ll hear his collage of street sounds and toys that ends with pigeons taking off, each with different sized whistles attached.  Also, there’s music from New Zealand composer Gareth Farr, who incorporates the sounds of Indonesian gamelan music into his writing.


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